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ERIC Number: EJ832538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Elastic Body Model: A Pedagogical Approach Integrating Real Time Measurements and Modelling Activities
Fazio, C.; Guastella, I.; Tarantino, G.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p991-1005 Sep 2007
In this paper, we describe a pedagogical approach to elastic body movement based on measurements of the contact times between a metallic rod and small bodies colliding with it and on modelling of the experimental results by using a microcomputer-based laboratory and simulation tools. The experiments and modelling activities have been built in the context of the laboratory of mechanical wave propagation of the two-year graduate teacher education programme of Palermo's University. Some considerations about observed modifications in trainee teachers' attitudes in utilizing experiments and modelling are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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